Singer Cheryl Cole arrives for the screening of the film 'Foxcatcher' in competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes on May 19, 2014. Photo: Regis Duvignau

Simon Cowell has tipped Cheryl Cole for motherhood.

The ‘X Factor’ star foresees his fellow reality show judge – who secretly wed French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini last month – becoming a parent in the near future.

Quizzed if he and Cheryl have discussed kids, he said: “I have actually, yeah. I think she’s next. Louis [Walsh, fellow co-star] will be last. I wouldn’t be surprised if she did.”

Simon also revealed that he has given the 31-year-old beauty and her new husband a gift to mark their nuptials in July.

Asked if he’s bought a present for the couple, he added: “Yes I did, I can’t remember, a champagne bucket or something.”

The 54-year-old music mogul welcomed his first child, son Eric, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in February and he has found fatherhood an easier adjustment than he expected.

Speaking at the London auditions of ‘The X Factor’ at Wembley Arena on Friday (01.08.14), he told BANG Showbiz: “It’s not that difficult – if you’ve got a good [partner], who I’ve got, it’s a lot of fun. It’s easier than I thought.”

Meanwhile, newlywed Cheryl revealed that she’s on cloud nine following her recent marriage and pop success after her new single ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ topped the UK singles chart last week.

She gushed: “I’m really happy. I’ve had a great couple of weeks, I’ve had a number one record, the sun’s shining – I couldn’t ask for more to be honest.”

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